|No. -- CFL Free Agent|
|Date of birth:||September 22, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Pasadena, California|
|Height:||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|NFL Draft:||2003 / Undrafted|
|Kansas City Chiefs|
Los Angeles Avengers
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LaShaun Brandon Ward (born September 22, 1980) is a professional American and Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football for the California Golden Bears.
Early years[edit | edit source]
Ward was born on September 22, 1980 in Pasadena, California to Jayce and Esmeralda Ward. He attended John Muir High School where he played quarterback. At Muir he was credited with 5,000 total yards as a Junior and Senior. As a senior he threw for 1,675 yards and ran for 400 more and scored 24 touchdowns. He was a PrepStar Western Region team member, was the third ranked "athlete" (able to play multiple positions) in the country. Ward was an All-Pacific League and West San Gabriel Valley as a junior and senior.
College career[edit | edit source]
1998[edit | edit source]
1999[edit | edit source]
During his freshman year Ward played mainly at cornerback and wide receiver. On defence he mainly played during nickel and dime packages and lined up with Deltha O'Neal to field kickoffs. He recorded six kickoff returns for 78 yards which included a career long 32 yard return against Nebraska. Ward made a key block on an O'Neal interception return for a touchdown against Rutgers. His first collegiate interception came against Oregon with less than four minutes left in the game. As a wide receiver he caught a 43 yarder against Washington State and a 55 yarder against Brigham Young.
2000[edit | edit source]
He mainly played on defence for the Golden Bears playing mostly in passing situations. Against UCLA it was discovered that he had internal bleeding which caused him to miss the rest of the season. However he still had 17 tackles, four pass deflections and one interception. His best game of the year came against UCLA when he had three unassisted tackles and a couple of pass deflections.
2001[edit | edit source]
In 2001, he mostly played at wide receiver after starting at defensive back. In the Arizona game he got 135 yards on four catches and two touchdowns. He got five catches for 86 yards against Stanford and three catches for 78 against Rutgers. He got 69 yards on four rushes which ranked him third in rushing for Cal that season behind Terrell Williams and Joe Igber.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Kansas City Chiefs[edit | edit source]
Oakland Raiders[edit | edit source]
Washington Redskins[edit | edit source]
Buffalo Bills[edit | edit source]
Dallas Cowboys[edit | edit source]
Los Angeles Avengers[edit | edit source]
2007[edit | edit source]
Ward signed with the Los Angeles Avengers shortly after being released by the Cowboys. In his first season with the Avengers in 2007 he got 41 receptions for 561 yards, along with nine touchdowns on offence. He got 31 tackles and one interception on defence.
2008[edit | edit source]
In 2008, Ward one again played on offence and defence for the Avengers. On offence he recorded 73 receptions for 1,214 receiving yards along with 26 touchdowns. While on defence he got 12 tackles and one fumble recovery.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "Hamilton Tiger-Cats bio". http://www.ticats.ca/roster/show/id/2349. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
- "California Golden Bears bio". http://www.calbears.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/ward_lashaun00.html. Retrieved 2009-05-01.
- "Chiefs Agree to Terms with Five Rookie Free Agents". kcchiefs.com. April 29, 2003. http://www.kcchiefs.com/news_article.asp?ID=GEYZFV54NWI7RB6IAC2PARX84W. Retrieved 2009-04-30.[dead link]
- "Chiefs Announce Allocations of 16 Players to NFL Europe League". kcchiefs.com. February 10, 2004. http://www.kcchiefs.com/news_article.asp?ID=YCQJWRZ5N3H8RNKMWP6IYJHTVI. Retrieved 2009-04-30.[dead link]
- Bush, David (August 15, 2005). "Many positives for Raiders despite exhibition loss". San Francisco Chronicle. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2005/08/15/SPG6KE81771.DTL. Retrieved 2009-04-30.
- "Ball signs with Tiger-Cats". Times Argus. April 10, 2009. http://www.timesargus.com/article/20090410/SPORTS/904100332/1004/SPORTS. Retrieved 2009-04-30.